Recent Ombuds News

IOA 2017: Letter from the Treasurer

IOA Members:As your Treasurer, I’m pleased to tell you that the budget for 2017 has been approved by the IOA board and this will be a busy year. If you are not active in IOA, you will certainly have every opportunity to become an active participant!Although we expect to end 2016 with a surplus, which can be attributed to the ongoing professional development courses and a wonderful annual conference, as well as moderate membershi…
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IOA Members Have Voted to Change Bylaws

After determining that a quorum was reached at a Meeting of the Association held on Thursday, September 29, 2016, the votes, both in person and by proxy, were tallied.   A majority approved the amendments to the bylaws that involve a change in the IOA membership categories and eligibility for service on the IOA Board. In the coming weeks we will keep you informed as to the implementation of the revised bylaws and…
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Title IX Task Force Secures Legal Guidance

The protection of students from sexual violence on college and university campuses has been the focus of heightened attention in recent years. Because of this, the IOA Board authorized the Task Force to secure legal guidance regarding the role of the confidential ombuds in this context. The resulting legal analysis makes it clear that an ombudsman following the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics may…
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Discover IOA's New Career Center

We’re happy to announce the new IOA Career Center, a job bank for employers to list their open positions and for people to find jobs of interest that fit their interests and skills. This new feature connects career opportunities with highly qualified talent. The IOA Career site is powered by YourMembership, the leading provider of online career centers for associations. Jobs posted directly through the IOA job board, as well …
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IOA Announces New Board Members for 2016-17

The International Ombudsman Association recently held elections for open board positions. IOA thanks all of the members who took the time to review the candidates' credentials and vote. Volunteers' commitment and willingness to serve the association and the profession is critical to the success of the association. The following were elected (or re-elected) to the Board of Directors, with terms beginning in April 2016: &…
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